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# In an effort to propagate afforestation, the state of

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In an effort to propagate afforestation, the state of Tonilla started charging companies that cut down trees in forested land for wood to use as raw material. These charges included planting and growing costs. In the three decades since this law was enforced, the cost for planting and growing trees has not changed much. However, the average price paid by companies subject to this law has reduced from \$5 per ton of wood to \$2 per ton of wood obtained through cutting down trees.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the drop in price paid by the companies?

A. Most of the companies have been accurately reporting the kinds of trees being cut by them.

B. These companies are unlikely to be in favour of the charges for planting or growing the trees that they are cutting.

C. Trees such as teak and rosewood that have high planting and growing charges are less likely to be utilized for wood now than they were three decades ago.

D. Thorinilla, a neighboring state of Tonilla, also tried to execute the same procedure in its state, but failed because of strong opposition.

E. There is no harsh punishment in the state of Tonilaa for subverting laws related to afforestation.

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11 Sep 2018, 12:34
In an effort to propagate afforestation, the state of Tonilla started charging companies that cut down trees in forested land for wood to use as raw material. These charges included planting and growing costs. In the three decades since this law was enforced, the cost for planting and growing trees has not changed much. However, the average price paid by companies subject to this law has reduced from \$5 per ton of wood to \$2 per ton of wood obtained through cutting down trees.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the drop in price paid by the companies?

A. Most of the companies have been accurately reporting the kinds of trees being cut by them.
This does not help us explain anything. Drop it.

B. These companies are unlikely to be in favour of the charges for planting or growing the trees that they are cutting.
Irrelevant. Drop it.

C. Trees such as teak and rosewood that have high planting and growing charges are less likely to be utilized for wood now than they were three decades ago.
Hence are less likely to cut, which means trees with lesser planting and growing cost are cut. Contender. Keep it.

D. Thorinilla, a neighboring state of Tonilla, also tried to execute the same procedure in its state, but failed because of strong opposition.
Irrelevant. Drop it.

E. There is no harsh punishment in the state of Tonilaa for subverting laws related to afforestation.
Irrelevant. Drop it.

However there is a missing link. the question stem does not mention that the charges depend on the trees are cut. But none of the other choices are really helpfull.
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